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Self esteem of children with specific speech and language difficulties

Lindsay, G; Dockrell, J; Letchford, B; Mackie, C; (2002) Self esteem of children with specific speech and language difficulties. Child Language Teaching and Therapy , 18 (2) pp. 125-143. 10.1191/0265659002ct231oa. Green open access

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Abstract

This study examines the self esteem of children with specific speech and language impairment. A sample of 69 children was first identified in Year 3. The present study focuses on their self esteem as measured by the Self Perception Profile for Children when the children were in Years 6 and 7. Data are presented for the children's self perception and for teachers’ perceptions on the same dimensions. The children with SSLD had lower ratings of scholastic competence than typically developing peers, and teachers in Year 6, but not Year 7, rated the children significantly lower on these two dimensions than the children rated themselves. Comparisons between measures at Year 3, 6 and 7 revealed substantial continuities for both children's and teachers’ perceptions between Year 6 and 7, and for teachers from Year 3 to Years 6 and 7. The results are interpreted with reference to theories of self esteem and the educational needs of children with SSLD. © 2002, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

Type: Article
Title: Self esteem of children with specific speech and language difficulties
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1191/0265659002ct231oa
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Psychology and Human Development
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1529510
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